Radiography is the science of producing and preliminary interpretation of high quality images of the body to diagnose injuries and diseases, plan and deliver treatment modalities such as ionizing radiation, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) and Nuclear Medicine. Therefore, a Radiographer is a person who has successfully undergone a prescribed course of education and training in radiography with a minimum qualification of a diploma/degree at an accredited training institution, currently undertaken at the Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi and overseas universities.
Radiographers can specialize in various disciplines within the practice notably: - MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiography, Radiotherapy and oncology and Medical Education.
However, the profession of radiography has traditionally embraced two distinct disciplines; Therapeutic and Diagnostic Radiography.
To practice Radiography in Kenya, a Radiographer must have registered with SORK, aside from having obtained a license from the Radiation Protection Board of Kenya.
SORK acts as a link, channeling information concerning the interests of Radiographers, news, events and updates among others, to and from members internationally.
With the different projects and programs that SORK has adopted, locally and internationally, there are great learning opportunities for members, who are willing to take up such opportunities.
SORK provides the perfect grounds for Radiographers locally and internationally in terms of strengthening relationships, as well as Radiography as a profession. The SORK members are able to participate in committees, workshops, seminars and conferences among others, where you are able to showcase ideas that you think need to be brought to the attention of Radiographers globally.